Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
7.8 x 10 inches, watercolor, 2010.
I was invited by the lovely and talented Kathy Jurek to team up for my second entry in this year's EBSQ Portrait Swap.
You can see Kathy's work (including her portrait of me) here and on her blog.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I've been on this sunflower kick for a year or so now. Just can't get enough of them. I have so much fun mixing the yellows and especially using the beautiful new Quin Gold. What a perfect opportunity to use two of the most complimentary colors - greyed green and terra cotta. Yummy combination. If you're a watercolorist, be good to yourself - get a tube of Winsor & Newton Quin Gold. It's like a present to yourself.
Please visit my blog when you have a minute: http://paintinginwatercolor.blogspot.com
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
My first ACEO (collectible art, just 2.5x3.5") I've done in ages.
I've listed it for 5 days on eBay.
"Don't Worry, Be Happy"
I've also listed a lot of older artworks at greatly reduced prices.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
12 x 9 inches, watercolour, 2010.
A painting of a variety of the peppers I've grown this year. There are Poblana chili, , Red Cherry chili peppers, Cayenne chili peppers and sweet Ingrid bell peppers at the back.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I've gotten so addicted to painting small close-up items - I love closely-cropped pieces, too. I hardly ever paint large pieces anymore. I just don't have enough time, because I work full-time. But someday.
Please visit my blog at http://paintinginwatercolor.blogspot.com when you have time. Thank you!
Friday, August 20, 2010
20×25cm , watercolor, 2010.
A painting of Elizabeth I about the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. She cradles an English Galleon, and in the background rages a stormy sea.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
8 x 10 inches, watercolor, 2010.
Every year the EBSQ have a Pet Portrait Swap - you pair up with another artist from the site and swap portraits of each other's pets. I haven't taken part for a couple of years but this year I agreed to swap with Tracey Allyn Greene as she is a big cat lover and I have the new kittens (and she does lovely work!). This painting is of two of her cats, Mannie and Cassie. They had been abandoned and were lucky enough to be found and later adopted by Tracey. I tried to convey how contented and happy they are to be with each other and with Tracey!
Friday, July 30, 2010
8 x 10 inches, watercolor, 2010.
Lovely lemons on a blue background. I will include a step by step guide to how this was painted, as well as a look at stretching paper and mixing colour in my second CraftEDU class, coming soon!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
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Monday, July 5, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
8 x 10 inches, watercolor, 2010.
This portrait was painted for a competition being held by a photographer over on the deviantART website, where he has asked people to paint images from photographs in his gallery. I chose a photo of his wife, Mary.
You can see his gallery and the original photo here.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Here's my version of yellow pansies that I planted in pots. Mark, your's are beautiful and I'll be yours will also live longer than mine. I don't think these little guys are going to make it much longer with all of the hot weather we've been having, but I'll do my best.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
After a 2-month absence from painting, due to a move to a new house, I've finally got my painting things unpacked enough to start painting again. Thank goodness. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't paint. I think I would become very strange. Anyway, I started with some small florals for a client. Love painting anything yellow cause it lets me use W&N Quin Gold!
Please visit me at my watercolor blog at http://paintinginwatercolor.blogspot.com
Friday, May 28, 2010
Lots of houses all arranged in rows, life in a development in the suburbs.
Yet another venture into how I feel not what I see. I've lived in a development of cookie cutter homes and wondered if my key would work in any/all of the other houses.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Monday, May 10, 2010
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Hope to see you there!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
8 x 11 inches, watercolor, 2010.
This month's WNW challenge was to paint "plein aire" - out in the open. I went and sat out in my garden, as it was a lovely warm spring morning. This really was a challenge for me, and really took me out of my comfort zone. It took me a while to get going and I ended up with a painting in a much looser style than I usually work in.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"Mad Tea Party" Watercolor on medium weight hot press watercolor paper. Size 8.5 x 11 inches.
This is a sample piece from my illustration portfolio. Taken from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, it portrays the Mad Tea Party, hosted by the Mad Hatter. The March Hare and the sleeping Dormouse are also at the table. In the distance is the White Rabbit. This is a companion piece to my watercolor "Alice does the Math for Humpty." You can see that it is the same Alice character in both paintings.
Monday, April 19, 2010
`You don't know what you're talking about!' cried Humpty Dumpty. `How many days are there in a year?'
`Three hundred and sixty-five,' said Alice.
`And how many birthdays have you?'
`And if you take one from three hundred and sixty-five what remains?'
`Three hundred and sixty-four, of course.'
Humpty Dumpty looked doubtful. `I'd rather see that done on paper,' he said.
There are a lot of fun little things in the painting: a dragonfly, a rabbit, also Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee in the background. The column on Humpty's wall has a relief sculpture of the Cheshire Cat.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Just did this one today:
1.35 x 3.25"
"Ridin' the Rails"
So it's about 1/2 the size of an ACEO.
Transparent watercolor. As usual, the scan does not do it justice.
Friday, April 2, 2010
I haven't participated in this blog in forever, but after I had listed it on my own blog and saw my other here, I wanted to say hello. I've never much time for "me time" being a full time working mother who is raising a two boys on my own during the week, a tball coach for my boys, taxi driver to and fro karate and art lessons for the boys, and with an ailing mother who lives too far away for me to take good enough care, it's hard to get here enough. Anyway, it seems that all I do is complain about "not having enough time" But as it is a special weekend, a weekend of Our Savior, I wanted to say to all of you here on this blog, that I have missed you and that I am wishing you all a blessed Easter holiday, and may you have the joy and love of all in your hearts and minds, today and allways, even when I'm not around I wish this for you. Pls. know that I frequent as often as I can and don't get to comment as much as I'd like, but do know that I highly admire all your works of wonderful art and am delighted to be a part of you here!
God Bless and Happy Easter and Spring!